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  1. 1. Looking for an online Catholic Education Program
  2. 2. Had you Education Curriculum Looking for a Catholic For families that can be completed entirely online from your home
  3. 3. What is
  4. 4. is an online catechetical program aimed at giving families and parishes the opportunity to educate children and adults in the Catholic Faith
  5. 5. Parents Have the Primary Responsibility to Educate Their Children “Since parents have conferred life on their children, they have a most solemn obligation to educate their offspring. Hence, parents must be acknowledged as the first and foremost educators of their children. Their role as educators is so decisive that scarcely anything can compensate for their failure in it.” Gravissium Educationis Pope John Paul II
  6. 6. Mission & Vision We operate with the singular goal of being nothing short of the best online Catholic catechesis program in the world. All actions of the company are ultimately directed to the purpose of saving souls. “And how can they believe in him of whom they have not heard?” (Romans 10:14)
  7. 7. Through Our Curriculum: Parents, Pastors, Religious Education Teachers, and Bishops will possess the capacity to educate, students in their care, with the highest quality, most authentic online catechetical product Mission & Vision
  8. 8. What is The difference versus others? Our programs are available as an online textbook in an interactive, fully accountable format
  9. 9. Orthodoxy Usability Cost Parents and individuals want a program in line with orthodoxy and the Magisterium of the Catholic Church Today, more than ever, families and parishes are extremely cost-conscious. High quality materials that are easy-to-use and engage their students and encourage learning All programs are endorsed by numerous members of the Church's hierarchy. All employees and writers are required to submit to an Oath of Fidelity to the Catholic Faith • Convenient/Flexible- students can download material and learn in the desired location, at the desired pace • Engages multiple senses (sight/sound) with audio and video Online lessons and programs available at lower cost versus traditional text books Catechetical Resource Selection Criteria
  10. 10. It is an easy, inexpensive, convenient way to expose families and students to the whole truth of the Catholic Church... …and makes them interactive with the Church’s Magisterium Our products are not meant to always replace community learning. Our flexible program will address your situation and needs.
  11. 11. Each of our lessons is interactive And follows a seven-step format with a final quiz to assess students’ progress and knowledge of the Faith All of these quizzes together form a way for priests, parish religious education directors & parents to ensure that students are completing the material successfully
  12. 12. Paperback & Ebook Options Visit for a complete listing of titles, pricing, and descriptions
  13. 13. OurProgram First – Eight Grade Program A package program for each grade level from 1st grade through 8th grade Emphasis placed on learning Catholic Prayers and understanding the Baltimore Catechism
  14. 14. OurProgram Sacramental Preparation offers four online Sacramental Preparation Courses: • First Confession • First Communion • Baptism Preparation Program (A best • Seller ideal for godparents) • Confirmation
  15. 15. OurProgram High School Program Designed to follow the frame work set up forth by the USCCB in their “Doctrinal Elements of a Curriculum Framework for the Development of Catechetical Materials for Young People of High School Age.”
  16. 16. OurProgram Adult Program Offer Complete Adult Level Courses on: 1. The Theology of the Mass 2. The Sacraments 3. The Old Testament 4. The Precepts of the Church 5. Eschatology 6. Mariology & many others Programs used by: 1. Lifelong Catholics for Faith Enrichment 2. Catechumens to learn Church teachings 3. Study Groups
  17. 17. Catholic Liturgical Year Program Provides lessons on the feasts and fasts of the Catholic Liturgical Year that can be used year after year. Designed for lifelong Catholics to truly dive deeper into uniting themselves with the Holy Church through the Sacred Liturgy and Calendar. OurProgram
  18. 18. xxx xxx Marriage Preparation OurProgram's Marriage Preparation book is a series of reflections on the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony. Prepares the couple for the Sacrament and the interior dispositions necessary for marriage.
  19. 19. OurProgram Book Summaries's book summaries are in-depth reports that present you with all the main points, highlights and arguments from a Catholic book. Our products are great for busy adults who wish to study books on the Faith, graduate students doing research, or college students.
  20. 20. • Episcopal Advisor: Bishop Robert Vasa • Program Creator: Fr. J.D. Zatalava; Catholic Priest of the Diocese of Altoona, PA • Content Authors • Fr. Zatalava- Fr. Zatalava has been called "Father Catechism" informally because of his work with catechesis including his appearances on EWTN and writings in support of the need to teach the Faith to Catholics. Father has a Masters in Divinity • Matthew Plese –CEO of; Matthew‘s education includes two years of seminary study in Catholic Doctrine, an undergraduate Philosophy Degree, and a Certificate in Catechesis from Catholic Distance University • Shannon Jones- Board of Directors,, Former CEO, • Preston E. Wiggins, Jr.-Holds a Masters of Arts in Theology and Christian Ministry with an adjunct Certificate in Catechesis from Franciscan University of Steubenville, and has ten years’ experience as a parish Director of Religious Education. • Maria Vitale Gallagher- Legislative director for the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Meet the Authors of Authors of Our Programs • Adult Programs Matthew Plese & Fr. James D. Zatalava • Sacramental Preparation Father James D. Zatalava • Children’s Programs Father James D. Zatalava and Shannon Jones • Marriage Preparation and New Translation of the Missal Books Preston E. Wiggins • Ethical Courses Maria Vitale Gallagher.
  21. 21. Program Applications—Parishes • Parish-Sponsored as the main curriculum – Use the program as the main text for their CCD/religious education programs – A teacher's manual is available to parents to help them in teaching their children the Faith • Parish-Supported as a supplement to textbooks – Offer the program as supplemental information to learn from home – May also be useful for children with special education needs (ie., disabled children and children with learning disabilities) who are unable to attend weekly classes Reporting and accountability •Parents can monitor the progress of students and check their scores electronically •Each student is given a unique account to read their material online and take the quizzes, allowing for strong parental involvement
  22. 22. Program Applications—Individuals • Grades 1-12 – Homeschooled children – Children in families with busy schedules that conflict with the parish religious education schedule (cannot attend weekly in person classes) • RCIA – For catechumens going through RCIA but cannot attend weekly classes – As the textbook for RCIA courses – For life-long Catholics seeking a comprehensive, traditional catechism and Bible study course rolled into one single program • Continuing Education – For Catholics who want an in-depth Catechism study course Our Individual Programs are intended for a variety of users
  23. 23. Supporters and Endorsers His Holiness, Pope Benedict the XVI, Pontiff Emeritus Cardinal Dolan Cardinal Archbishop Archdiocese of NY, NY Cardinal Burke Archdiocese of St., Louis, MO Archbishop Hughes Archbishop Emeritus Archdiocese of New Orleans, LA Archbishop Chaput Archdiocese of Philadelphia, PABishop Baker, Diocese of Charleston, SC
  24. 24. Support and Endorsements (cont’d.) • Fr. Robert Levis, Ph.D., Catholic Author, EWTN • Fr. John Trigilio, Jr., Ph.D, Th.D., Catholic Author, EWTN • Fr. Shannon M. Collins, C.P.M. • Mr. Jason Evert, M.Th., Catholic Answers • Mr. Ken Ogorek Director of Catechesis, Archdiocese of Indianapolis • Mrs. Donna Steichen, Catholic Author • Mr. J. Fraser Field Catholic Education Resource Center
  25. 25. Begin by searching through our products and browse our lessons and series… Start here
  26. 26. Review account for test scores Tutorials & sample Lessons About us Guides Our Patron Prayer Community You also can find
  27. 27. Whether you want single lessons or entire programs... Sign up is easy! Visit us at to learn more and sign up! Sign up takes around 30 seconds on average!